How would you go about explaining bookkeeping to a six-year-old? You might say that it's keeping track of how many coins you put into your piggy bank and then how many you take out. While that is the basic premise of bookkeeping, it’s certainly more complex...

There can be several reasons why your QuickBooks balance doesn't match what you see in your bank account. Let's review what might be causing this discrepancy. When your bank account balance is less than your QuickBooks balance: If there are expenses which have cleared the bank but...

Business owners come to us every couple of weeks with statements like this: “QuickBooks has all my transactions from my bank feed, but none of them are reconciled.” “I just use a spreadsheet.” “I send invoices from a word document.” Or - “All the numbers are in my head.” You...

Taxes come every year whether you are ready for them or not and you need a professional who can safely navigate your business through the ever changing and muddy waters of tax law. Something that was deductible last year, may not be this year. But...

Record Keeping Habits That Will Ensure Your Maximum Tax Deduction As we approach the end of the year, whether it is the end of your fiscal year or not, it is always helpful to refresh your business practices so that you aren’t in lurch come tax...

It takes a good, in-depth look at your unique business plan to come up with a really good financial strategy. Doing this work is completely worth it. (See last week’s post for a review of why your numbers matter!) As part of our service to...

A Quick Guide to Looking at Your Business Finances   All over our website and our blog, you will hear every single person on the Two Roads team rant about why your numbers matter.   For the entrepreneur and small business owner, we say things like:   “Your...

    At Two Roads, we have the privilege of doing bookkeeping for hundreds of small businesses who are crushing it in their industry. Many small businesses get to the place where their product is honed, their food is on point or their brand is recognized throughout...

So you think you are ready to take the plunge…   You have finally worked up enough courage and now you are in the planning and scheming stage. You want to dive into the deep end of business ownership! You want to say no to the...

We are headed into the fourth quarter with all of it’s holiday cheer and taxes looming around the corner. If you have ever walked through this season as a small business owner before you know it can get crazy.   Depending on your industry, sales may pick...